New contribution by Josephine Balmer

Poet and classical translator Josephine Balmer has sent us three poems on the theme of ‘grief of mothers for their children’. Two poems are versions of the myths of Proserpina and Niobe from Claudian’s Latin and Sophocles’ Greek.  The third, which complete the selection, is written by her based on a version of Cavafy’s ‘The Afternoon Sun’.

You can find them by clicking the tab ‘Translations and Other Writings’ in the menu.

We hope to receive more contributions on the theme of mythology in the next two months and that you post us your views and impressions of the translations.

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